The History of Pistonheads

The History of Pistonheads

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simpo two

70,331 posts

213 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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Does it show?!

Mrs Fish

30,018 posts

206 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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Pretty much IIRC

ledger

1,051 posts

231 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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pistonheads started when my boss bought an S3 and decided he no longer wanted to be my boss anymore :wink:

catretriever

2,090 posts

190 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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Now every time I read a PH news story it's going to be Hawkings computer voice I hear in my head!

Stig

11,519 posts

232 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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Mrs Fish said:
Pretty much IIRC


Ah, but you're still a relative newby to PH Lisa

It's beginnings are now lost in time err... I mean, a fug of Guinness

Mrs Fish

30,018 posts

206 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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Stig said:

Mrs Fish said:
Pretty much IIRC



Ah, but you're still a relative newby to PH Lisa

It's beginnings are now lost in time err... I mean, a fug of Guinness


Ah, but I used to read it way before I started posting. Fish has been a member for about 47 months, so he used to keep telling me the expolits of Mungo

DustyC

12,786 posts

202 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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There was a good interview with Ted in Sprint a while back (You may find it on the TVRCC site if you are not a subscriber to the mag).

I think it mentioned that Ted started of doing "The S files" and then went on to widening it to Petrolheads. He then wanted to make it its own thing (for want of a etter way to say it) and hence Pistonheads was born.

So although PH wasn't TVR only, its origins were.

Something like that anyway.
Someone will be along any minute to tell me Im completly wrong!

RichB

42,483 posts

232 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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No doubt the person to answer this is Ted, but in the mid 90's there used to be a e-mail Groups Chat forum for TVRCC memebers. Around 97/98 (can't remember exactly when PetrolTed started an internet based chat forum as an alternative to the chat group. After a while as the forum florished the chat group withered and all "chat" moved to Ted's Petrolheads site. The rest is history, but it's been around for probabaly 6 years or more now. The member counters were re-set a couple of years ago so for example I'm shown as having been a member for 48 months but I can assure I've been around here for about 5 years! Rich...

Pistonfest

838 posts

200 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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You'll all be able to hear the interview that Domster did with Ted for the PF broadcast soon (covering all the questions you have & probably will ask).......the link will be announced as soon as Ted has the streams ready to, erm.....stream.

simpo two

70,331 posts

213 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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RichB said:
No doubt the person to answer this is Ted, but in the mid 90's there used to be a e-mail Groups Chat forum for TVRCC memebers.

Yep: I remember that in 98/99. I joined for a while but all the models were in together which meant you had to sift through the whole digest to find something relevant.
Ted, where are you hiding?

trooper1212

9,370 posts

200 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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RichB said:
No doubt the person to answer this is Ted, but in the mid 90's there used to be a e-mail Groups Chat forum for TVRCC memebers. Around 97/98 (can't remember exactly when Dave Edmonson/aka Ted/ aka PetrolTed started an internet based chat forum as an alternative to the chat group.



Ah, hence the special relationship between some members of the TVRCC and Pistonheads

The NSX UK group is going through something similar at the moment, a forum has been setup and is running alongside the original email group. Things can get a bit heated occasionally over it


>> Edited by trooper1212 on Wednesday 25th August 17:44

eharding

9,842 posts

232 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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..and the years flew past....when did we migrate from
the Domino email list? - 95-ish?

FourWheelDrift

78,628 posts

232 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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I remember when it was all green fields around here.

>> Edited by FourWheelDrift on Wednesday 25th August 18:16

PetrolTed

34,324 posts

251 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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PH was started in December 1998.

I didn't bother with forums initially as I didn't think they were important

The forums started off as a FrontPage discussion thing - what a nightmare that was.

I'm beginning to think that forums might be quite useful

chrisjl

785 posts

230 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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joust said:
http://web.archive.org/web/20000606143158/www.petrolheads.co.uk/

http://web.archive.org/web/20000706223609/www.pistonheads.com/

J


Ted's protective page munging mechanism breaks the links.
Copy and paste the whole thing from the http to the .co.uk in one go into your address bar for a dose of www retro.

Incorrigible

13,668 posts

209 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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Oooooh nice logo

BT&P ticket on sale then

wedg1e

26,736 posts

213 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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eharding said:
..and the years flew past....when did we migrate from
the Domino email list? - 95-ish?


I got my Tasmin in '96 IIRC and we were still on Domino then. Sharp became Egroups and then the popups started....
Whatever happpened to Dave 'Dubbs' Lanagan? Seem to recall he was a funny geezer...

Ian

davidd

5,988 posts

232 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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ahh them were the days.....

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docevi1

10,430 posts

196 months

Wednesday 25th August 2004
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RichB said:
Dave [edited]/aka Ted/aka PetrolTed


How telling


Looks like you're quoting something that has already been deleted. I'm sure if Ted wanted every Tom Dick & Harry to know his full name he'd have it posted on his profile.

>> Edited by dazren on Thursday 26th August 00:01

Oops, sorry there, didn't realise it had been deleted (It was a quote of a quote from an earlier post).

>> Edited by docevi1 on Thursday 26th August 10:40